Alien Gear Holster Reviews
Rated 4.37 out of 5 stars. Based on 7012 reviews
Low mounted duty holster by james on 12/20/2019
got this holster a few months back for my glock 17. first look it seems large but simple and secure. very glad they included different size levers and thumb buttons. after some use it still seems incredibly bulky and the mount for the belt is very loose even when tightened all the way. this was my fault for ordering the low mount but it is very unstable and insecure (at the belt) due to how low it is compared to the belt. hand gun is very secure and fist perfectly into the holster. level 3 retention is extremely easy to use for the shooter and feels much safer than level 2. overall glad i own the holster but could use some improvements at the end of the day.
Disappointed by Brennen on 04/05/2016
This OWB is great quality but prints horribly. No matter what I try to do it is obvious I am carrying. Very disappointed. I had very high hopes but I do not recommend.
Fantastic holster system by Daryl on 06/18/2017
When I received the ShapeShift Core Carry Pack I never expected I would use all the different combinations.. My favorite is the IWB Cloak tuck, l wear this everyday possible. I like having the ability to switch it up with the appendix and the paddle holster. I have bought other ShapeShift shells so I can carry any of my guns by making a few quick changes.. This is the best holster I have ever purchased! It is very comfortable and durable, I never leave home with out it! Now I'm waiting for the ShapeShift shoulder holster to get here.
Great CC Holster by Great Holster on 06/28/2015
I have had outside the waistband and inside the waistband conceal carry holsters for most of my adult life. This is by far the most comfortable inside the waistband holster. I was able to adjust the tightness of the holster to secure the weapon better with the spacers they provide. I have had the holster now about a month so I cannot speak on durability. The only complaint i have is the time it took me to get the holster. Other than that I am completely satisfied.
Very Comfortable!!! by Rusty on 10/29/2017
This is truly a very comfortable holster. It can be adjusted to fit just the way you want it. It also secures the firearm well so I don't have to worry about it falling out. I also love how it is easily interchangable with the pocket holster so I can switch back and forth at will.
Better than anticipated, which is saying something. by Boris on 06/28/2015
Very well pleased with my Holster, well worth the price, and lead time. It fits very comfortably, and secures the firearm properly. Adjustment is simple, and easily accomplished. Perfect all around. Thanks A.G. !
Great holster by Rusty on 08/11/2018
I have had two other pocket holsters, a leather one, and a cloth padded one. This exceeds the others by leaps and bounds. I never felt safe with the other ones but the design on this one makes me feel very safe. It still prints a little but not as bad as the cloth holster. It's easy to adjust, easy to draw and stays in the pocket as it should upon the draw. I highly recommend it.
Quite comfortable by Tranquil on 06/28/2015
Two main complaints, The first one has to do with one of the screws seem to screw in much tighter than the other 3 stand-offs. It does not seem to affect the threads of the screw, might be a bur or something. the second had to do with customer service info. I asked the rep if one type of sights would fit with the holster, I was told no. After I received the holster not only could I use the sights I asked about I could use a red dot. I don't blame the person because I assume they don't assume responsibility if your sights don't fit compared to stock sights. Is it comfortable? Yes Is it worth the money? Probably, time with tell but from the first month, it's worth the price. Good retention? Yup, I changed out 2 of the bushings to get a tighter grip on the trigger guard. I'll probably be looking at their shoulder holster in the future.
Rapid Force Duty Holster didn't disappoint... by Mark on 12/20/2019
I was a little upset when my order didn't ship at the expected time. I contacted customer service via the chat feature and was told I would have to wait a few more months due to a backlog in production. I then called customer service to speak to someone and learned there was a tweak in the design for safety purposes. The customer service agent was very helpful. My order was sped up and I received my holster about a week later. Well, this week my department had qualifications and the holster worked like a champ with very little carry time or practice. It was worth the wait and I highly recommend the holster. The only thing I need to work on is re-holstering. I run a light and the first holster was a hand me down from a partner. I'm glad I made the switch. I look forward to carrying this for the foreseeable future.
Gun does not fit by New Customer on 08/06/2017
I am on my second shell and I still cannot get my gun into the holster or out of it, without a huge amount of pressure. The one I have for my Shield works perfect, they cannot get my Smith and Wesson 9mm MP 2.0 to work. Unless I take the clips off the shell but then it comes apart Not impressed!
Very comfortable by Ken on 06/01/2014
I one of the best holsters I've gotten. And for a large frame M&P 40 it feels perfect.
Best OWB I've owned by Garett1169 on 06/01/2014
I have had this OWB holster for about 3-4 years now and its the most comfortable one I've had. I now need to buy another one because the leather is starting to wear pretty bad, but its been on my hip probably 350 days every year.
Not for me by Garett1169 on 08/06/2017
I love the design, but it sticks out way to far for me. I like to have an owb but close to me. this has almost 2" of space between my body and the actual holster.
Very good Holster. Definitely Recommend. by Randall on 06/28/2015
I am really a fan of Alien Gear holsters. I have paid a lot more money for a holster, that has a lot less craftsmanship involved. Best value I've seen. I really wanted to try the shapeshift but my Hellcat wasn't available when I ordered. The 3.5 is a nice upgrade from the 3.0 version IWB so I am not disappointed.
IWB holster is the best USA made holster love it by Roger on 06/28/2015
I bought my iwb on my sons advice and he was right I wear mine all day never a problem. Great people work with and its made in USA.
Meh by Chris on 06/23/2018
Very comfortable holster. Well made and easy to adjust for custom fit. Horrible pistol release. If I were to ever need to draw the pistol in any semblance of a hurry, I would be dead. It almost takes two hands due to the catch not releasing correctly. I thought I had it figured out, but it still sucks. No matter how the thumb button is pressed, the hook doesn't fully retract and the pistol needs violently jerked.
Excellent! by Stephen on 08/06/2017
Very impressed with this holster. Very comfortable and like the click it does to let you know my pistol is secured.
great by michael on 04/05/2016
was well worth the wait , totally satisfied . also ordered one for my wife and will be getting shoulder holster as well
Great Product, thumb release not so great by Brent on 09/20/2017
I love my drop leg for my VP9 However, the thumb release needs work. My Safariland for my 509 is very easy to use and quick release. My release on this holster needs some type of reinforcement to keep the release from bending so its easier to draw from the holster
Good Fit almost perfect by Rico on 09/04/2019
Glock Fits like a Glove inside Chest Holster. For me, I can wear Holster over either shoulder. There are many Details that I Like about this Rig, but I only have 1 issue with the Stitching on the Nylon Strap with the plastic buckle, that goes under my Right Arm (Right handed Holster).
Great IWB Holster by Lloyd on 06/01/2014
I have had my iwb holster for about two years now and I wear it every day. I could not be any happier with the quality and fit of the holster. Most of the time I wear it in front of the right hip and almost forget it is there. I used a Dremel tool to modify the shell to accomodate a Crimson Trace CMR 206 laser on the rail and it worked like a dream. The same shell works for my Springfield XD45, XD40 and my EAA Witness 10mm. I am thinking about buying another one.
Fantastic Holster minus a few details by G on 08/06/2017
This holster is Fantastic, it does what I need it to do. The only complaint i have is a small detail which is in my eyes an easy fix. Printing from the handle, I'm using the Taurus G2C and I still get a little printing from the handle. Most holster manufactures incorporate a stem on the belt clip that pushes the belt out and the weapon into the body, eliminating the printing you see from the handle. The reason why I believe this to be an easy fix is because the parts on this great device are interchangeable. Redesign the clip for the appendix holster and I'll be the first to buy it, That's a Guarantee!
Awesome Product by MATT on 08/06/2017
Ordered this product about a month ago was informed that could be possible 4 to 6 weeks for shipping was not upset about that at all. When I finally did receive the product the product is Bar None above other holster companies because I have several other holsters, still getting used to it but definitely love the fact that it fits on me so perfectly so smug and nice my firearm fits in their beautifully don't have to worry about it ever fallen out or getting caught up or or misfiring or anything like that product Bar None the best on the market couldn't be happier
Versatility! by AMMO2W071 on 04/26/2019
Purchased this holster for the Sarsilmaz ST9, 9MM. Holds the hand gun quite well throughout the day. Even has survived Tucson AZ extreme summer heat. Recently purchased a Sarsilmaz ST45 .45 ACP. Lo and behold it also fits the same holster. My EDC has gone from 9MM to .45 ACP. Thanks Aliengearholsters. Excellent Product, Superior Craftmanship, Veratility and Reliability. Thumbs way high!
Cloak & Ruger by Rooster on 04/26/2019
The stitching, the molded Kydex, the adjustable tension on the holster, smooth exit and entry into the holster, the fit around my waist with the adjustable buckle retentioner and it come in my favorite color, Black!! Just a quality piece from start to finish, I couldn't be any happier with my purchase!
Decent Product by Chefie59 on 06/01/2014
Black Leather is much better than Tan. Fit is good. Not sure if it is worth the wait though.
update after 2 years of use by Jesse on 01/12/2018
I purchased the ankle holster in 2018 and I've worn it almost everyday. It has certainly held up to the wear and tear. I recently misplaced my ankle strap (weekend camp trip) and I messaged Alien Gear. FREE replacement to my door in just a couple days. What an awesome company. Will do business again soon.
Great Quality Holster for my Truck by Jason F. on 05/25/2018
Love this set up. Easy to install and transport from vehicle to vehicle and I don't have to drill holes in my truck! The retention is spot on, and I really like the thumb release button. Would highly recommend this Shape Shift Driver Defense Holster
Great holster by Moe dawg on 08/06/2017
After ordering a paddle holster I knew I wanting to get the Shape Shift Modular Holster system because it comes with everything. There team works hard at both delivering the holster and keeping tabs on when the holster should arrive I will definitely be buying more shells from these guys for my other guns thanks for the awesome holsters
been using the g2s holster with my g3c with very little modification to the trigger gaurd area and love it. by Kelly on 06/18/2017
Been using the g2s appendix holster for my g3c and love it. The adjustable retention is perfect and the pad is comfortable to the skin. Highly recommend. My girl loves her leg holster for her g2c as well.